Mickey’s Fun Wheel Machinist at the Disneyland Resort

In this episode of “Every Role a Starring Role,” you’ll meet Kat Powell, a Machinist at Mickey’s Fun Wheel in Disney California Adventure park. Kat completed a four-year machinist training program through Fullerton College, funded by the Disneyland Resort, which allowed her to pursue an advanced certificate while working on one of her favorite attractions. Kat now works after hours with her fellow maintenance professionals, maintaining the iconic Ferris wheel at the center of Paradise Pier!

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This Day In History

1930 The Silly Symphony "Monkey Melodies" released
1936 The Silly Symphony "Three Blind Mousketeers" released
1986 Disneyland's Magic Eye Theater opened
2000 Wild Life (a computer-animated feature scheduled for 2002 release with a story roughly based on My Fair Lady) was cancelled
2001 Beauty & The Beast stage show opened in Denver
2001 According To Jim aired on U.S. TV for the first time
2001 “President George W. Bush” took his place in the Hall of Presidents at the Magic Kingdom